This list is a work in progress. Tablers will be added every few days as we receive their payments. Thanks!
Attack of the Zombie Soy Bot! (Thomas Dewing) Attack of the Zombie Soy Bot! is a comic per zine from Pittsburgh. Every issue is a collection of comics from my everyday life. I take everyday dialog between friends, family, pets, awesome/awkward situations and point out the humor within it. Zombie Soy Bot started in 2004 and is on its 12th issue. Sorry no zombies.
Bananaslug! (Leslie Perrine) Leslie Perrine writes short fiction zines and mini comics, mostly about talking animals. She lives in Chicago, IL with her cat Bum and co-organizes the Chicago Zine Fest.
Beta Decay (Andrew King) Scifi/weird tales/speculative fiction.
Butch nor Femme (Lynne Monsoon) Lynne Monsoon is a queer, poly vegan who knits, spins, quilts, plays the ukulele, and makes zines in Chicago. They write Butch nor Femme, with an e, Piscean Footnotes, and Shit I Didn’t Tell You. They cannot be found on Facebook.
The Cartoon Picayune (Josh Kramer) The Cartoon Picayune is a zine of journalistic reportage completely in the medium of comics. Made and printed in D.C., The Cartoon Picayune proudly publishes experimentation in non-fiction comics from students and seasoned professionals alike.
Cat Power (Cassie Staub) Submission based zine dealing with gender related struggle.
Cheer the Eff Up (Jonas) ”Cheer the Eff Up” is part perzine and part fiction about a lot of things: washed up punks, babies, cake, depression and other stuff, I guess.
Chili’s World (Santiago Casares) A comic about a hopeless romantic penguin, a philosophical lemming, a crazy cat and Alice (from Wonderland fame, sans blonde wig).
Cleavage (Nora Burghardt) I’m writing a zine about living in DC–or, sorta? Sometimes its a wordless coloring book zine too.
Curioddity (Curiouser Jane) Curiouser is a bitter, little princess who loves Disney but hates your stupid bullshit. A thumbsucking girl with a knife in her back pockey, she writes autobiographical fiction and queetry in her zines, The Apple Pickers’ Union, Curioddity and The Lonely Zebra. She also hates it when ButchNorFemme edits their zine descriptions. Hrumph.
Curls Studio (Carolyn Belefski/Joe Carabeo) Carolyn Belefski is the creator of the Curls comic strip at curls-studio.com and collaborates with writer Joe Carabeo on the comic books Kid Roxy, Black Magic Tales, and The Legettes. She was nominated for a Friends of Lulu Most Talented Newcomer award in 2010. Her illustrations have been published in USA Weekend Magazine, Indie Comics Magazine, Magic Bullet, and more. Joe Carabeo believes in comic books. Having been recognized for his outlawish work in film and photography, Joe brings his style of story to the Curls Studio comic universe with artist Carolyn Belefski. “Character is king” is always Joe’s mentality and the characters he loves to create are troublemakers with heart, that go astray. Visit Joe’s website at astrayproductions.com.
Dave and Kati Go to Ireland (O’Shell) O’Shell makes comic books that aren’t like what like I don’t know it’s like different and the comics are good and they’re about like all kinds of different things and events and whatever they’re good and some of them are like woah really good and others are like wow you know that was good but some of them are Really good and I buy them whenever I see them which isn’t always easy cause you can’t get them everywhere so and some of them are almost poems they’re on his blog I think and the poems are even good.
Dead Wrestlers and Nonetheless/Nevertheless (Aaron Weber) Still fairly fresh to the world of writing zines Aaron has written a number of perzines detailing all of the most intimate details of his life. Recently he began branching out from perzines with the series Dead Wrestlers in which he looks into the world of professional wrestling that was a major part of most of his childhood television watching and all of its own demons.
Deafula (Kerri) A humorous, straightforward, and informative look at what it’s like to be deaf. Deafula thoughtfully explores one lady’s lived experience as a person with hearing loss to figure out how it’s shaped her into the person she is today. A relatable zine for anyone who has felt like an outcast, and yet a helpful resource for hearing folks on how to be a better ally.
Donut Go There (Amy Datsko) Donut Go There is a zine about doughnuts and the people who love them.
Driving Blind/Things You Say Distro (Erin H) Things You Say is a zine distro based out of Keyport, NJ that sells personal, political, and comic zines.
Full Sanction/Dirt Worst (Joe Mochove/Rusty Rowley) Our old pals, Rusty and Joe, have been making HANDMADE comics and zines for over a decade. People, including men and women, have enjoyed such books as Full Sanction and Dirt Worst to a ridiculous degree. This summer will see the debut of Dirt Worst #3 which will be full of things and stuff. Also available: buttons, keychains, and the fancy fan-favorite, Adventure Portraits (portraits of you on an adventure!).
Gay Kid (Katie Omberg) I’m a cartoonist based in DC, who draws mini-comics about growing up gay, terrible retail jobs, and other minutia.
Glory Daze/Charlie (Ryan Ford) Glory Daze is a collection of drawings & writing that chronicles my first steps into the real world. Charlie is a comic about life & death loosely based on a true story.
Hoax Zine and more (Rachel and Sari) Hoax is a radical queer feminist collaborative zine attempting to find the connections between us despite our differences. It is co-edited by Sari & Rachel and kept alive by numerous contributors and people like you! Feminists of all backgrounds & genders are encouraged to submit to this zine!
Inane Titter (Alex Houston) In short, I write a zine about books, reading, and writing with a pretty hard focus on Weird Fiction and my own anxieties in trying to write in a critical or serious manner. The zine is typically broken down into a section of books purchased within the past couple of months, those read by myself, short opinion pieces, and a longer attempted essay. In addition to my current project–the zine above–I’d also be offering copies of a collection, or two, of old pulp stories that are in the public domain (I am in the process of compiling this project right now) and a really lengthy thesis I wrote while in school about H. P. Lovecraft, his philosophy, and why those stories should be scaring you. So, I guess in all I would have something like 3 zines that I’d like to table, all of which are focused on reading and the weird in some capacity.
Ker-bloom! (Art Noose) Ker-bloom! zine is a life story letterpress printed in bimonthly installments, ever since 1996. Artnoose’s narrative about alternative methods of conception was recently featured in zine readings, and you’ll be able to meet the product of that story in what is quite possibly Baby’s First Zine Fair.
Magic Bullet (Matt Dembicki) ‘Magic Bullet’ is the free, semi-annual comics newspaper published by the D.C. Conspiracy, a comics creators collaborative in Washington.
Moonroot (Amy Dewan) MOONROOT is an ongoing collective project about race, gender, and bodies. It is an evolving experiment in deep, loving community-building among self-identified womyn, trans*, and/or genderqueer persons of Asian descent (whether East Asian, South Asian, Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian, Central Asian, West Asian, hapa or mixed) living in diaspora, across borders and geographies. We believe that because our multiple and intersecting identities often render us invisible and misrepresented (even within our own communities), reclaiming our voices is a radical act of love and recognition.
OCD Throws Bows/Rollercoaster (Dirk Keaton/Arielle Burgdorf) OCD Throws Bows is Dirk’s thing. Dirk threw up once after riding a rollercoaster and will (therefore) have no part in Arielle’s wonderful zine.
Once Upon a Distro (Sarah Rose) Once Upon a Distro loves zines and zinesters, especially those by queers, trans folks, POCs or other folks traditionally marginalized by mainstream media.
Our Friend the Atom (James Cuartero) Our Friend The Atom Comics are a hive mind collective of semi-talented semi-literate semi-artistic ne’er-do-wells spanning coast to coast – from the mean streets of NYC (well maybe not so mean – more crabby) to the cultural wasteland of suburban NJ to the moral decadence of San Francisco.
Rachel Comics (Rachel Scheer) Autobiographical comics based on life now (27) vs. my life in my high school diary (17). Mini Comic #1 is self-published, b/w, bound by thread.
In this issue:
My Advice To An 18-Year Old Going Off To College
Excerpts From A High School Diary
Some Of My Favorite Two Letter Scrabble Words
… and more!
The Runcible Spoon (Malaka Gharib) The Runcible Spoon is a food zine based in Washington, D.C. It is a free, print publication distributed in cafes and boutiques all over the District. Our goal is to capture the pleasure of eating food and present it to you in a half-collage, half-illustrated, half-magic little magazine. Our community of offbeat writers and bloggers cover everything from restaurant reviews to family recipes with the hope of one thing: to get you daydreaming about food, glorious food — and cooking, of course!
Seed (Horacio) It’s fun, punny, feminist, queer positive, socialist-light, eco-friendly, cute, and engaging with contributors from different states. It’ll have short-shorts, poems, drawings, recipes, mini-essays, etc.
Splotch Monsters (Steve Loya) I make visual art zines/pictures books compiling my latest and greatest Splotch Monster creations to share with those who are interested.
Stranger Danger Zine Distro (Heather C) Stranger Danger is a zine distro based out of Chicago that specializes in feminist, queer, & trans zines.
Stunned Lungs/Explorers are We (Tara J/Xavier M) Tara J is from Bloomington, IN and writes poetry and sometimes prose about being queer and trans and anxious. Xavier M is from Bloomington, IN and has too many feelings.
Sub Rosa (Taryn Hipp) A perzine by an uppity old riot grrrl who should know better.
Team Havin Fun (Mika) Comics, sketches, writing, music fandom, watercolors, photos, and motivational speeches by way of Osaka/Virginia/Philadelphia.
Team KK (Kendra Kountz/Kate Sheldon) My Friend the Giant Mysterious Sea Monster: comic about a man and a giant cephalopod. Hijinks ensue! Sugarvamps: comics, essays, reviews, and recipes about eating food. Lots of food. Why I Love Nic Cage (And You Should Too): Activity book involving everyone’s favorite spazzy actor and heartthrob!
Tributaries (Jenny Cavallero) I make per-zines about being a librarian, living with a disability, and the awesomeness of owning an adult-sized tricycle. I’m currently working on one about all the jobs I had leading up to figuring out what to do with my life, and how even the worst of them shaped where I ended up.
Vinyl Vagabonds and others (Eric Gordon) Sara and I make a zine about vinyl records. I also make zines and minis about all sorts of other stuff. Poetry, art, cartoons. etc.
Watertowers Are People Too (Alfred Planco) My table would include all my own work: illustrated children’s books, zines, and prints which are excepts from my zines. My zines are generally narrative art-zines that range from photo-stories about New York City (‘Watertowers Are People Too’) to subverting dominant text such as Freud’s writing (‘Sigmund Freud: I ams’). I also have a poetry zine and a found poem book. I have sold my zines for a few years in stores such as Printed Matter, Renegade Handmade, City Lights, St. Marks Books, and others.
Your Secretary (Jami Sailor) Your Secretary used to make zines. Now she has writer’s block.